As we begin to enter a new year, there is cause to reflect on all that has taken place in past months. Most notably, our community like so many across our nation was affected physically, mentally, even spiritually because of the pandemic. This challenge brought out the worst in some and the very best in most. Here in our own community, every day people became heroes by stepping forth to help those in need. Our medical/healthcare workers, first responders, teachers, grocery workers and other essential personnel did not hesitate to provide a helping hand, a shoulder, or a kind word when it was needed.
KTEP, too, saw its challenges during this period. In spite, of the financial hardships many of you were enduring, so many of you took KTEP under your wing to make sure that the station received your generous donations. You were directly responsible for ensuring that public radio remained a vital voice in El Paso. The KTEP staff was not about to fail when you needed us most. One of our slogans, “Always there when you need us,” became a source of strength and determination.
We thank you for being a KTEP supporter and believing in our mission of being your public radio station for the Southwest. You and yours stay safe and well…
John R. Carrillo Interim General Manager